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Subject AW: Building Ant 1.7beta
Date Tue, 29 Aug 2006 06:54:32 GMT
>> I've grumbled in the past that it is not very friendly for Ant trunk 
>> sources to be unbuildable by the current Ant release, but another 
>> committer (I forget now who) said this was intentional...?
>Might have been me.
>Sometimes we build new features that are useful enough to 
>apply the right away in Ant's own build file.  It would have 
>been silly to not use <fileset> in Ant 1.2, not use <macrodef> 
>in Ant 1.6.0's build.xml where either of both saved us a 
>couple of lines and made the build file far more readable.

Especially: you know only the Ant src-version present (the current
You dont know which binary-version of Ant is installed (Ant 1.6.5, 1.5,
That means your buildfile must be "very" bwc ...


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